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Walnut Street Bridge

Type: 

City

Oldest surviving bridge over the Susquehanna. Opened by the People's Bridge Co. in 1890. "Old Shakey," one of the last remaining multi-span Phoenix truss bridges, was a toll bridge until 1957. Flood damage, 1972, closed it to automobiles. Three of its 15 spans were destroyed, 1996.

Dedication Date: 

1989

Location

City Island at West end of bridge, Harrisburg

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.26

Longitude: 

-76.89